Millie reportedly telephoned Chinese General Li Sucheng on October 30, four days before the presidential election. Journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa write in their new book Danger, Based on two hundred interviews with unnamed locals in Washington. The US General received intelligence indicating that China believed that the US General was preparing an attack. Chinese fears were triggered by US exercises and President Trump’s Beligos talks.
“General Li, I want to assure you that the US government is stable and everything will be fine,” Millie said. “We’re not going to attack.” In case the attack is not possible, Millie will be warned, he promised. General Li, you and I have known each other for five years. If we are going to attack, I call you about it. This is not surprising, “said Mille at a presentation by Wilward and Costa.
The second call came on January 6 after Hurricane Capital. “We are 100 per cent Standard. Everything is fine. But democracy can be confusing at times. “This time, Lee believed less easily.
Worried about Trump
According to the authors, Millie was also deeply concerned about the mental stability of Donald Trump after the losing election. Therefore, he summoned the authorities responsible for launching nuclear weapons. He told them that only Trump could order the use of nuclear weapons, but that Millie should be involved. In August 1974, Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger did something similar because he was deeply concerned about the mental health of President Nixon, who had been threatened with dismissal.
Mille talked about Trump with Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “He’s crazy. You know he’s crazy,” Pelosi said. Millie replied, “I totally agree with you.”
Millie was appointed by Trump in 2018. He soon became concerned about the president. In the summer of 2020, after the death of George Floyd he wanted to stop the use of the military against opponents of the Black Lives Matter movement. He was concerned about Trump speaking out not only against China, but also against Iran. In discussions about the nuclear program, Trump refused to dismiss the attack on Iran. It also worried CIA Director Gina Haspel. “This is a very dangerous situation. Are we going to lash out at his ego?”
General Trump would not have been informed about the talks. The news caused outrage among Republicans. Leading senator Marco Rubio has concluded that Mille was undermining the previous president and leaking secret information to Chinese communists. He called on Biden to fire the general immediately, but said he had “full confidence” in Millie.
Millie’s office today denied any invitations. A spokesman said the head of the U.S. military had a habit of interacting with key military personnel in other countries. Such conversations are an important way to avoid unexpected conflict.
Danger Coming out next week. This is Bob Woodward’s third book on the White House under Donald Trump Rage On Fear. Woodward exposed the Watergate scandal in the 1970s, which forced President Nixon to resign.
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